A Sermon about Change and Being Called as Dearly Beloved Disciples

Augustana Lutheran Church 22 January 2017 + Third Sunday after Epiphany (Lectionary 3A) Matthew 4.12-23 How are your New Year’s resolutions going? I won’t make us do a show of hands (though that would be kind of fun), but I’m willing to bet most of us who made some sort of resolution for 2017 will …

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A Sermon about Stories and Baptism (or, Who says Snapchat is a frivolous waste of time?)

Augustana Lutheran Church 8 January 2017 + Baptism of Our Lord Matthew 3.13-17 I confess that, as of late, I have become obsessed with Snapchat. I normally consider myself to be pretty tech- and social media-savvy, but it was only a few months ago that a friend introduced me to this app. I have quickly …

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A Sermon for the New Year on the Feast of the Name of Jesus

First Lutheran Church of Avoca 1 January 2017 + Name of Jesus Luke 2.15-21 Well, it’s finally over. 2016. It’s been quite a year. An understatement if ever there was one. I’m sure I was not alone last night in watching the ball drop in Times Square as we said “good riddance!” to the past …

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